Kirk Obear, Attorney at Law
Pay Now
Free consultations
920-395-3004
View Our Practice Areas

Criminal charges can change the entire course of a Wisconsin resident's personal and professional life. When facing allegations of criminal wrongdoing, individuals should know that they may face significant penalties for their alleged involvement in illegal activities.

One alleged crime that may cause a person to face serious penalties is embezzlement. The elements of embezzlement are similar to the elements theft, but embezzlement was distinguished from general theft long ago because it does not require a person to trespass onto their alleged victim's property to take something. At its core, embezzlement takes place when a person lawfully possesses someone else's property, but then turns the item into his or her own property without intending to give the item back to its owner.

Claims of embezzlement often come up in the context of business transactions. A person may be trusted to handle the money or assets of another person or entity, and may then be charged with embezzlement if that property stays with them rather than getting back to its owner. As with most crimes, embezzlement requires that a person intends to deprive the other of their property, and therefore other explanations and defenses may support a defendant's claim that they are not guilty of their embezzlement charges.

This post should not be read as legal advice and does not provide defense strategies to individual readers. Embezzlement convictions can result in heavy penalties and even jail time and should be taken seriously by those who are forced to confront such charges.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
    • WACDL
    • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Avvo Rating 10 Superb Top Attorney
    • Super Lawyers
Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Get In Touch

Kirk Obear, Attorney at Law
603 South 8th St
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Phone: 920-395-3004
Fax: 920-395-2202
Sheboygan Law Office Map